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Sept. 1, 2023
The Long Blue Line: The infamous James Alderman and redemption of CG-249 100 years ago
The next morning, they would return to Fort Lauderdale and resume the grind of chasing rum runners.
April 7, 2023
The Long Blue Line: A most unusual cutter—Revenue Cutter Service and Coast Guard Cutter Snohomish
One cutter, two services.
Nov. 19, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Catching the rumrunners—Coast Guard adopts new technology during Prohibition
[Prohibition] was a hard unremitting war with few of the rewards normally accompanying performance of such duty. Yet under the law, the Coast Guard had no alternative but to conduct it with zeal and dedication, utilizing all the resources at its command. The story of the “Noble Experiment” is in large part a Coast Guard story. Commandant Edwin
Nov. 12, 2021
The Long Blue Line: Harold Tantaquidgeon, Chief Boatswain’s Mate and Chief of the Mohegans
Prohibition was an era of illicit liquor, bootleggers, and adventure on the high seas, most notably on the East Coast. It became illegal to produce, sell, or transport liquor for consumption on Jan. 17, 1920. The United States Coast Guard had its share of the action searching for bootleggers offshore and along the U.S. coastline and inland
Jan. 8, 2021
Watch: PBS’s “The Codebreaker” premiers Monday, Jan. 11
America’s greatest codebreaker was a Coast Guard civilian
Dec. 4, 2020
The Long Blue Line: Cutter Daphne and the “North Atlantic Vegetable War”
Read about one of the last incidents of Prohibition...and vegetables.